Overview of Koko Kai Park

Koko Kai Park

Koko Kai Park
Hawaiian Islands


Site Review by
 Robert Lower
Date: 12/31/2001


Site Condition
(1=worst, 5=best)

Name:  Robert Lower Entry:    3.00
Email:   Click Here Bottom:    4.00
City:   Honolulu Reef:    5.00
State:   HI Animal:    5.00
Country:   USA Plant:    1.00
Diving:   2 years Facilities:    1.00
 Dives:   377 Solitude   5.00
    Roads:    5.00


*Average:    3.73
Entrance it through a short path that leads down a small rocky cliff. Best is to jump off at a small cut in the wall slightly upwards from the main entry point. This is because strong diamond head bound currents are present year round making this dive good for an easy drift. Upon entering the water swim against the current (towards Molokai) along the wall to a small cave where white tipped reef sharks can usually be found sleeping. Then drift back down. Commonly seen here are manta rays, spotted eagle rays, green sea turtles, octopi, chevron and great barracuda, dragon morays, zebra morays, harlequin shrimp, tons of indigenous tropical marine life, and occasionally a whale shark (last reported spotted 12/19/01). The unique geography of this dive and dense marine population make this an enjoyable and easily navigated dive. At night turtles can be seen sleeping in the many caves along the wall, and spiny/slipper lobster are abundant. From January-May, large amounts of whales can be easily mistaken for speeding boats from shore.    

Enjoyment Level

Snorkel:    3.00
Beginner:    3.00
Intermediate:    5.00
Advanced:    5.00
Night diving:    5.00

Seasonal Information

Season:    Summer
Year:    2001
Visibility:    5.00
Current:    2.00
Surf:    4.00

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